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Quebec withdrew his candidacy to support New Brunswick

Quebec withdrew his candidacy to support New Brunswick


The Quebec government announced Friday that he was withdrawing his candidacy for the organization of the 2021 Francophonie Games in support of New Brunswick.


If New Brunswick is designated as the host of the event by the Permanent Council of the Francophonie in April, the competition would be held in the cities of Dieppe and Moncton.

The delegations of New Brunswick and Quebec have applied to the Council of the International Policy Committee of the Games of La Francophonie (CIJF), in Abidjan, Ivory Coast last week. Soon, the 15 members of the committee had recommended the candidacy of the New Brunswick delegation. For Quebec, it is the city of Sherbrooke who wanted to host the games.

"The Acadian community lives every day with the possibility of assimilation. They launched a cry from the heart. Moncton has made his presentation on the need to have a certain visibility within the Francophonie, "said Minister of International Relations and Francophonie, Christine St-Pierre.

The government thus ranks behind the recommendation of the board by pressing New Brunswick.

"The discourse on the history of the Acadian community and the resilience of this community joined many southern states," said the Minister of Culture and Communications and Member for Sherbrooke, Luc Fortin.

By withdrawing his candidacy, the government slows all hope that the Games of La Francophonie are held in Sherbrooke.

The exercise was not in vain, has insisted the mayor of Sherbrooke, Bernard Sevigny.

"Quebec is well known in the Francophonie, but Sherbrooke was not or very little. This exercise has allowed us to promote our city, said Mr. Sévigny. We also did a full review of all our sports and cultural facilities. "

A monitoring committee will continue to explore opportunities to host other major events.

"The decision has not played at the facility level. However, we must take the time to analyze what happened, said the CEO of Sport Excellence Sherbrooke, Jacques Petit. We learn when we learn to win and when we lose. I often say time takes revenge on what we did without it! "

The Francophone Games are held every four years. This is the sporting and cultural competitions.

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